Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Strawberry Breakfast

Last week we had a
"Strawberry Breakfast"
For I've been bringing home pounds and pounds and pounds of local strawberries!

We always breakfast in the Breakfast Room
for it is the breakfast room
(although for the first 19 years we lived at Linderhof, we ate
breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room)

The only time we don't is those perfect Spring mornings
when we eat in the garden.

And even if it is just Husband Jim and I, I believe in setting a nice table
A tablecloth (sometimes)
Real cloth napkins
And flowers (or a bowl of fruit) as a centerpiece!

And old English walnut table that we found for "cheap" at an Estate Sale
A bit of lace in the middle
Real linen napkins in silver rings
(I prefer linen -- it wears so well)
Our Johnson Brothers Indies (which is our breakfast china)
Jim has an odd cup -- because that's the cup he prefers!

 The strawberries in the muffins
An old silver coffee pot (a cheap Thrift Store purchase because it was black --
it has the nicest feel when you pour and I simple adore the pot
And it lends elegance to breakfast -- serving the morning coffee in silver)
Cream served in an Indies creamer brought home on a long ago trip to England

Always flowers and a lot of time in this antique blue and white transfer ware pitcher.
The only thing blooming in the yard were the honeysuckle.    They are a pest (and I fight them constantly in the garden) -- but they do smell heavenly!

Breakfast --

Strawberry muffins made with fresh strawberries.
Enough for breakfast and enough for tea that afternoon!

Served with a cheese omelet.    I adore muffins and omelets (especially cheese ones)

We leisurely eat our breakfast.
The dogs hover around Jim for he is the one making sure they get a share.
We pour one more cup of coffee and talk about the day to be.

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


cj said...

Lovely, you have a lucky husband!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

The joy of life is in the small domestic details, I think. And I can see you and Jim and your dogs are having a lovely life together!

Anonymous said...

Your plates are gorgeous and love that wonderful old table!